US Patent No. 10,925,107

FAST ACTIVATION OF MULTI-CONNECTIVITY UTILIZING UPLINK SIGNALS


Patent No. 10,925,107
Issue Date February 16, 2021
Title Fast Activation Of Multi-connectivity Utilizing Uplink Signals
Inventorship Mikko Saily, Helsinki (FI)
Tommi Jokela, Helsinki (FI)
Assignee Nokia Technologies Oy, Espoo (FI)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,925,107

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one non-transitory memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus at least to perform:
transmit at least one uplink signal to a plurality of network nodes of a wireless network based at least on the apparatus being in a first radio resource control state after suspending a multi-connectivity session such that the apparatus maintains connectivity with one of the network nodes, wherein the first radio resource control state is at least one of an inactive state and a low activity state;
receive at least one connection message comprising a command to connect to at least two of the network nodes for communication;
in response to the at least one connection message comprising the command to connect to at least two of the network nodes for communication, change from the first radio resource control state to a second radio resource control state; and
transmit data utilizing multiple communication links via the at least two network nodes,
wherein the apparatus is the user equipment.